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Project by Chris Davis posted 2017 days ago 6571 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that we finished and delivered on Christmas eve. It is a baseball loft. It is based off my baseball bed that I normally build with the customizable headboard. This is real similar to the baseball loft I built last August. Here are some of the changes I made to this one.

I use the style slide that I have for my Castle Loft. The customer wanted a full size coming straight out on the bottom and the larger slide helped filling in that gap. I like how small the other slide was, but like the sturdiness of this one.

I incorporated the ladder into the side panels. I love this change. The less pieces the easer it will be to ship and assemble. I also looks better and reduces the weight of the panels.

I also didn’t do the dugout bench or wall this time. The customer wanted a full size bed under there instead.

The front guard rail was made form real Louisville Slugger bats. I slightly trimmed both ends of a pair and cut most of the handle off the other two to make is the correct size that I needed. I put them together with a lag dowel type screw. After getting it together It felt a little week at the joint so I made the center support by drilling two 1” holes in a piece of ash, taking the bats apart and sliding it in the middle.

I really like this bed and may try to build one for my showroom and internet. I wasn’t able to get real good pictures, so I’ll have to build another one.

Here is the last one I built:
Baseball loft bed

Here are some building pictures:
baseball loft ready to paint

baseball loft slide and bats used for the guard rail.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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Douglas Krueger

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#1 posted 2017 days ago

Another home run Chris!!!! That will induce many a dream from a young boy.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 2017 days ago

Great idea! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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lew

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#3 posted 2017 days ago

Totally Cool!

The bat rail is inspired!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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bayouman

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#4 posted 2017 days ago

Chris, I’m a baseball fanatic. Do you make one big enough for a slightly overweight (read tubbo), middle aged guy? This bed looks like a lot of fun to build and a lot of fun to have.

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 2017 days ago

Bayouman, You’ll have no problem with this but I could reinforce it if you’d like, lol. By the way have you see how kids treat furniture?

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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jim1953

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#6 posted 2017 days ago

Nice bed Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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